J.D. Martinez

BOSTON | Red Sox score on throwing error in 9th, beat Marlins 8-7

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox avoided their first four-game losing streak of the season — barely. J.D. Martinez scored when Marlins shortstop JT Riddle threw away a potential double-play ball in the ninth inning, lifting Boston over Miami 8-7 on Tuesday night following a wild, back-and-forth final two innings. “It was pretty amazing that … Continue reading BOSTON | Red Sox score on throwing error in 9th, beat Marlins 8-7

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | Snell, Rays win 8th straight and hand Red Sox 1st sweep

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Blake Snell pitched two-hit ball over six innings and the Tampa Bay Rays won their eighth straight game Sunday, beating Boston 9-1 to hand the major league-leading Red Sox their first sweep of the season. Snell (16-5) allowed one run and struck out eight. He has given up no more than … Continue reading ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | Snell, Rays win 8th straight and hand Red Sox 1st sweep

LEADING OFF: Dodgers await wait on Jansen, Arenado ailing

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: NO WORD YET The Dodgers are still waiting for definitive word on how long closer Kenley Jansen might be out because of an irregular heartbeat. He was put on the 10-day disabled list Friday and manager Dave Roberts wasn’t sure if his absence would be 10 … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Dodgers await wait on Jansen, Arenado ailing

TORONTO | Mookie monster! Betts homers in 9th to complete cycle

TORONTO — Mookie Betts has circled a few potential cycles in his young career, not surprising considering his rare combination of power and speed. Boston’s AL MVP contender finally knocked that milestone off his list with his final swing Thursday night. Betts homered in the ninth inning to complete his first career cycle during the … Continue reading TORONTO | Mookie monster! Betts homers in 9th to complete cycle

TORONTO | Devers hits 2-run HR in return as Red Sox beat Jays 10-5

TORONTO  — Rafael Devers returned from the disabled list and hit a two-run home run, Brian Johnson pitched a season-high seven innings to win his second straight start and the Red Sox extended their winning streak to six games with a 10-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5 on Wednesday night. J.D. Martinez had … Continue reading TORONTO | Devers hits 2-run HR in return as Red Sox beat Jays 10-5

WASHINGTON  | Baseball’s shifting culture set to play out in All-Star Game

WASHINGTON  — David Ortiz can now laugh, sort of, at the shifting culture of baseball. For J.D. Martinez, Nolan Arenado, Aaron Judge and every other All-Star hitter, dealing with different defensive alignments is just part of the game. Tune in Tuesday night and no telling where fans will see fielders. Especially in what’s become merely … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Baseball’s shifting culture set to play out in All-Star Game

WASHINGTON  | Futures Game a showcase of potential Machado trade chips

WASHINGTON  — Touki Toussaint was about to settle down for his pregame nap when Atlanta Braves director of player development Dom Chiti called. “When I saw his name pop up, I did kind of get nervous,” Toussaint said. “You see that name pop up, you’re like, ‘Oh, snap.’” Chiti was calling earlier this weekend to … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Futures Game a showcase of potential Machado trade chips

LEADING OFF: Red Sox, Rays look to keep surging

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: SURGING SOX The major league-best Boston Red Sox look for their 15th win in 18 games as they host the Texas Rangers in the middle game of their series. The Red Sox, who lead the second-place Yankees by 2 1/2 games in the AL East, send … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Red Sox, Rays look to keep surging